§ MR. GOURLEY
asked the Postmaster General, If the contract for the conveyance of mails between Cyprus and Alexandria has been finally ratified; whether the subsidy is the result of public or 383 private tender; and, if the existing postal charge for letters, &c. exceeds the total expenditure or otherwise?
§ MR. FAWCETT
, in reply, said, that a new contract for the Cyprus mails had been entered into, but would not be acted upon until it had been approved by Resolution of the House. It was offered to public tender. He was sorry to be obliged to state that the service had been attended by a heavy and serious loss up to the present time.